Music Then And Now

Music Then And Now

Music Then And Now

A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music. Music Then and Now offers a vivid introduction to Western music by focusing on 28 works in-depth. Its "you are there" approach--demonstrated by each chapter's rich historical and cultural context--engages students in the excitement of hearing the music as original audiences did when the music was first performed. Covering all historical periods and genres, the book gives students all the tools they need for close listening. And with Total Access, every new copy of the book includes access to the ebook, streaming music, dynamic Author Videos, and other online listening tools.

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Genre : Music
Author : Thomas Forrest Kelly
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 584 Pages
ISBN : 0393929884


Music Then And Now

Music Then And Now

We tap our foot to a beat or love a favorite melody. It has been a part of human life since earliest times. Why music? It is the most direct means we have to communicate. Today it blares or whispers at us from a thousand venues: we have Tchaikovsky, Tony Bennett, the Beetles, Elvis, and Carry Underwood. What will be the mainstay of musical taste in fifty years -- or even another ten? This is my seventh book. In ten years I will be writing another book, and I will bring you up-to-date on the latest musical tastes. See you then! Bernie Keating

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Genre : Music
Author : Bernie Keating
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2011-11-04
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781467040389


Representing Black Music Culture

Representing Black Music Culture

In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as an musician and educator, weaving together pieces of cultural criticism that pay homage to artists who have created and sustained Black music for more than forty years.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Bill Banfield
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-10-07
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9780810877870


This Is Your Brain On Music

This Is Your Brain On Music

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

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Genre : Science
Author : Daniel J. Levitin
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006-08-03
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781101218914


Reading 2010 Ai5 Big Book Grade K 3 5 Then And Now

Reading 2010 Ai5 Big Book Grade K 3 5 Then And Now

Compares the use of things in the past and present, such as toys, games, transportation, learning, methods of communication and leisure activities.

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Genre : Education
Author : Tracy Sato
Publisher : Pearson Scott Foresman
Release : 2008-03
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 0328379913


Made In India

Made In India

As a child, Biddu dreamt of going west and making it big as a composer. At the age of sixteen, he formed a band and started playing in a cafe in Bangalore, his home town, At eighteen, he was part of a popular act at Trinca's, a nightclub in Calcutta devoted to food, wine and music, At nineteen, he had college students in Bombay dancing to his music. In his early twenties, he left the country and ended up hitchhiking across the Middle East before arriving in London with only the clothes on his back and his trusty guitar. What followed were years of hardship and struggle but also great music and gathering fame. From the nine million selling "Kung Fu Fighting" to the iconic youth anthem of "Made in India" and the numerous hits in between. Biddu's music made him a household name in India and elsewhere. In this first public account of all that came his way: the people, the events,the music tours and companies Biddu writes with a gripping sense of humor about his remarkable journey with its fairy tale ending. Charming, witty, and entirely likable, Biddu is a man you are going to enjoy getting to know.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Biddu
Publisher : Read Out Loud Publishing LLP
Release : 2015-08-15
Total Pages : 260 Pages
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Strings Of Faith

Strings Of Faith

Is it possible to experience joy made full? This story is one of heroic recovery. Darcy's sights are firmly set on winning The National Oldtime Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. She barely gains traction with her quest when tragedy strikes.

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Author : Terry Stafford
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-04
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1943526613


Great German Composers

Great German Composers

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Genre : Composers
Author : George Titus Ferris
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Total Pages : 244 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042234604


The Beatles Extraordinary Plagiarists

The Beatles Extraordinary Plagiarists

Well-researched and daring! A bomb waiting to explode! Revolutionary! THE BEATLES: EXTRAORDINARY PLAGIARISTS by EDGAR O. CRUZ cuts the Beatles? apple to reveal the core of the artistry: Where did all the pumping and smashing songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came from? Following their creative cycle, it presents the origination of the 213 officially released songs, the first it is ever attempted. The brief of two decades of extensive research and editorial work, this 172-page book in seven chapters details how African-Americans shaped the art of the Four Lads of Liverpool and made them the most viable rock act of all time. Based on the recollections of the Beatles and the group's constant insiders, past & present musicologists and pop culture historians, authoritative sources such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NME, Playboy, and the author's own unique probing on the subject, here's the Beatles naked!

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Genre : Music
Author : MR Edgar O. Cruz
Publisher :
Release : 2012-07
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 9719495405


One Distant Summer

One Distant Summer

One summer can change everything. Jacinda Prescott spent one life-changing summer in Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand, and left disaster in her wake. Since then, she's thrown herself into her music career, and her life in LA. But when the price of fame threatens to become more than she's willing to pay, the distant bay calls her back. Liam Ward walked away from everything he knew after the death of his talented brother, the guy Jacinda loved and lost. When he finally returns to the bay, looking for closure, she's the last person he expects to find-and the last woman he should fall for. Stuck as neighbors for the summer, their off-limits attraction is hotter than the South Pacific sun. But the secret that ties them together is the one thing that could destroy her career, and break their hearts all over again...if they let it.

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Author : Serena Clarke
Publisher : Free Bird Books
Release : 2017-01-15
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0473366266